The Conservative Friends of Iowa have a unique story. It is a chronicle of how one group of Quakers has held fast to its roots against the winds of change, while simultaneously grappling with and responding to the modern world. Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) stands its own ground, fitting neither into the liberal nor orthodox Quaker camps, yet with connections to both. Callie Marsh entered this community as an adult seeker and made it her home, taking part in identity-wrenching struggles, such as their understanding of Christianity and the question of same-gender marriage.
The Build It! Toolkit is designed to strengthen and nurture ties among generations in our meetings, worship groups, churches and in our larger Religious Society of Friends, and contribute to meetings’ efforts to identify and cultivate emerging leaders. It is both spiritually enriching and fun.